Montezuma (Norwood, Virginia)

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Montezuma, May 2009
Montezuma (Norwood, Virginia) is located in Virginia
Montezuma (Norwood, Virginia)
Montezuma (Norwood, Virginia) is located in the US
Montezuma (Norwood, Virginia)
Location NE of Norwood on State Route 626, near Norwood, Virginia
Coordinates 37°38′54″N 78°48′4″W / 37.64833°N 78.80111°W / 37.64833; -78.80111Coordinates: 37°38′54″N 78°48′4″W / 37.64833°N 78.80111°W / 37.64833; -78.80111
Built 1790
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Other, Federal
NRHP reference # 80004202 [1]
VLR # 062-0010
Significant dates
Added to NRHP July 30, 1980
Designated VLR April 15, 1980[2]

Montezuma, also referred to as Spring Hill, is a historic home located near Norwood, Nelson County, Virginia. It was erected around 1790, and is a notable example of Piedmont Virginia Federal architecture. It has a two-story main block with a ​1 12-story wing, laid in Flemish bond brick, with a Roman Revival dwarf portico. It is associated with the Cabell family, who settled in Nelson County in the second quarter of the 18th century. Because of his friendship with the Cabell family, the use of the Roman Doric order, certain exterior details and the floor plan, Thomas Jefferson is often associated with the design of the home.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form" (PDF). Montezuma. Commonwealth of Virginia, Department of Historic Resources. 2008-11-21.  and Accompanying photograph